Legislative Assembly awards funding for creation of TR Library at DSU
Posted on 5/2/2013
On Tuesday, April 30, both chambers of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly passed the Department of Commerce appropriations bill. Included in this bill are sections appropriating $6 million to Dickinson State University to award a grant to the Theodore Roosevelt Center for construction of a building to be named the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library. To access these funds, the Theodore Roosevelt Center must first raise $3 million from non-state sources.
Another section of the legislation provides an additional $6 million, if the state of North Dakota revenues exceed projections.
"We appreciate the confidence shown by our legislators, and we are extremely proud of the progress the Theodore Roosevelt Center has made since its inception," said Sharon Kilzer, project manager of the Theodore Roosevelt Center at DSU. "The Theodore Roosevelt Center has created a credible and respected digital library, and the Center is an asset to our community and to the state of North Dakota."
A facility with this goal and scope is an exciting development for North Dakota and for the city of Dickinson. The work over the last eight years by the Theodore Roosevelt Center at DSU, including digitizing records related to Roosevelt and hosting the annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium, has received national and international recognition and stature.
"The actions of the Legislature are a testament to the outstanding work that the Center has accomplished," said Dr. D.C. Coston, president of Dickinson State University. For more information on the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library, visit www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org.